Los Angeles Dodgers at Chicago Cubs Free Pick

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The Chicago Cubs will play host to the Los Angeles Dodgers at Wrigley Field. WGN will showcase this NL matchup and the action gets underway at 8:05 p.m. ET.

Los Angeles Dodgers at Chicago Cubs Odds

The Cubs are 11-10 straight up (SU) and 9-11 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 2.8 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 3.5 units ATS. Chicago has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the under has hit in five of those seven. The Dodgers, on the other hand, are 15-10 SU and have gone 10-14 against the spread. In total, the team’s accumulated 2.5 units for moneyline bettors through the early part of the year, but have lost 1.9 units ATS. Los Angeles is 3-4 ATS over its last seven games and the total has gone under in six of those seven.

Chicago games have an over/under record of 10-9-1 so far in 2019. The Dodgers have an over/under record of 12-12.

The right-handed Walker Buehler is getting the start for Los Angeles. Buehler (2-0, 5.40 ERA) has recorded 17 strikeouts in 18.1 innings so far. He has yet to face the Cubs this year and did not record a start against them in 2018, either.

The Cubs are putting the ball in the left hand of Cole Hamels (3-0, 2.77 ERA), who has 23 strikeouts and three walks as well as a 0.85 WHIP. Hamels only made one start against the Dodgers in 2018 (0-0, 1.50 ERA and six strikeouts across six innings).

Chicago’s pitchers have allowed 4.5 runs per game overall this season as a unit. The club’s starters have an ERA of 3.58, a WHIP of 1.29 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 9.1. The bullpen has a 4.93 ERA, 1.64 WHIP and 10.1 K/9.

The Chicago hitters are putting up 5.6 runs per contest, including 4.3 per game over its last 10 games and 4.0 per game over their last five. The team’s hit .219/.328/.361 over its last five games and is 4-1 SU during that stretch.

Shortstop Javier Baez and right fielder Jason Heyward have led the Cubs’ offense so far. Baez is slashing .315/.351/.640 with seven home runs, 18 RBIs and 19 runs scored, while Heyward is hitting .339 with four homers, 11 RBIs and 14 runs.

In the visiting dugout, Los Angeles’ pitchers have allowed 4.6 runs per game and its starters own a 3.92 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 8.79 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 4.79, along with a WHIP of 1.15 and a K-per-9 of 8.80.

The Dodgers offense has slashed .262/.358/.481 on its way to 5.5 runs scored per game in 2019, including 3.7 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 3.2 per game over the team’s last five contests (3-2 SU).

Los Angeles’ hitters have been paced by Cody Bellinger and Corey Seager, who collectively have blasted 13 home runs. Bellinger is hitting .416/.490/.865 with 11 home runs, 28 RBIs and 26 runs scored, while Seager is hitting .276/.370/.425 with two homers, seven RBIs and 14 runs scored.

The Dodgers have lost 0.6 units and are 2-3 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher this season. The over has cashed in four of those games, compared to one that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Cubs have lost 3.8 units and are 7-8 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over’s hit in eight of those games, as opposed to seven which went under the total.

Dodgers vs. Cubs MLB Pick

Predictions: SU Winner – Cubs, ATS Winner – Cubs, O/U – OVER

Betting Trends

  • Los Angeles has logged 13 extra-base hits over its last five games. Chicago has 14 XBH over its last five.
  • The Dodgers have hit 12 home runs in their last 10 games. The Cubs have hit nine over their last 10.
  • The Dodgers have an OPS of .839 this season and an OPS of .767 against left-handed pitchers. The Cubs’ OPS stands at .793 overall and .727 against lefties.
  • Chicago has recorded 19.3 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 17.6 over its last five.
  • The Cubs have won six of their last seven games SU.